Men’s Soccer Plays To 1-1 Draw With Plymouth State

Men’s Soccer Plays To 1-1 Draw With Plymouth State

BOSTON, Mass. – Despite outshooting Plymouth State University 22-13, men's soccer settled for just one goal, which was immediately countered by the Panthers as the two teams played to a 1-1 Little East Conference draw Saturday afternoon at James Cotter Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 1, Plymouth State University 1 (2OT)

UMass Boston (6-8-2, 3-1-2 Little East Conference)
Plymouth State University (3-6-3, 1-4-2 Little East Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

 Eric Murakami (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute, but the Panthers quickly answered back to tie the match at 1-1 in the 55th minute.  Truls Julseth beat the Beacons Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) one-on-one to the far post. 

Murakami's unassisted goal came on a rebound after the Panthers Linus Lindeberg made the initial stop by the midfielder. 

The two teams were evenly matched all afternoon with UMB holding a 5-3 advantage in shots in the first half.  In the second half, it was shooting gallery as the two LEC rivals each registered 10 shots each.  Still knotted at 1-1 heading into the overtime, UMB's offense looked to make one final push as they outshot the Panthers 7-0 over the final 20 minutes of OT.

Lindeberg was solid for the Panthers as he made seven stops, while Castro-Dreher registered four saves, three of which came in the second half. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMB is now 5-2-1 against Plymouth State since the 2013 campaign
  • Saturday's tie marked just the sixth in the 42 meetings between UMass Boston and Plymouth State
  • The last time the Beacons and Panthers played to a tie was on October 27, 2007 when they recorded a 2-2 final in Boston
  • The Beacons held an 11-4 advantage in corner kicks

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Colby College on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. non-conference match.